Dot is a 360_ panoramic photo/video lens that was created for the iPhone 4. It will be launching this summer, and was funded through Kickstarter by 440 backers (pledging over $50,000 – far exceeding the $20,000 goal, with 38 days still left to go).
The Dot lens can be attached to the user’s iPhone, and will capture visual content within their immediate vicinity. It pulls the existing technology that the creators have finessed through a larger 360_ lens that they call Lucy — only in the case of Dot, the size, weight and durability ensure that user can carry this lens along with their mobile device.
This is certainly not the first time we’ve talked about 360_ mobile camera capabilities. More and more, we are seeing individuals utilizing apps such as Occipital’s 360 Panorama to capture realtime content and share their fully immersive experience from events and travel experiences. Our community cultivation manager Chris Walts recently captured a view of Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, after the Canucks won the game that cleared their way to the Stanley Cup finals (http://360.io/2XQLXH).